Hundreds turn out for hearing on power plants

Hundreds of folks from the Midwest turned out recently for a regional public hearing by the Environmental Protection Agency on power plant regulations, the Kansas City Star reports.

The goal of the Nov. 18th public meeting was to gather as much public input on EPA regulations as possible as the EPA begins to draft a new proposal for carbon-emission standards for existing power plants.

More than 300 people from a four-state region - Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska - attended the hearing held by the Region 7 EPA office.

The EPA is holding the hearing to develop cost-effective regulations of carbon emissions at existing power plants.